Above: detail from today's BEETLE BAILEY by Mort Walker and Brian Walker. Copyright 2011 King Features.
With no notice to its creators and zero fanfare, the New York Daily News dropped BEETLE BAILEY from today's paper.
I received the email below from Brian Walker:
Beetle Bailey did not appear in the New York Daily News today. We were informed that the paper was cutting costs and that Edward Fay, vice president and director of editorial administration, was the one who made the decision. It makes no sense for the paper to drop one of their most popular features. If you share this opinion, please send a message of protest to:
Hopefully, he will reinstate Beetle if he receives enough response. We would appreciate anything you can do and please feel free to forward this e-mail. Thanks - Brian Walker